on your decision to read our short course on pre-construction
investing. You should be able to get through it in 10 or
15 minutes so read it now and print it if you like. Don't
let the length fool you. This course is packed full of valuable
information. The 12 Deadly Mistakes are listed below but
we will also send you our complete investing course via
email (in 12 parts) over the next few weeks. So let's get
It is now possible to control pre-construction real estate
while leaving 100 percent of your invested capital in an
interest-bearing escrow account at 2.5 to 3 percent interest...with
zero risk. The purchase agreement will stipulate that you
will never be required to actually buy the property. Watch
the bonus video after reading this report to find
solution for protecting your capital and profiting from
the soft housing market is to invest in pre-construction
real estate as part of a group of buyers. The softening
market and our growing number of partners has increased
the quality of opportunities available to us...even during
this recession. Developers are giving us terms that eliminate
most of our risks...especially the risks associated with
declining real estate values. Just to be sure you understand
the basic concept of pre-construction, let me give you a
simple, brief explanation.
buying pre-construction real estate, you are doing just that...buying "before"
construction. There is no actual building yet, so it is sort of like owning a
contract to buy the unit at some future date...when construction is complete.
During the construction phase, your only out of pocket expense is a small deposit
to hold the unit in your name...at least if you are doing it properly.
Mistake #1 Investing from a position of
mistake number one is the foundation upon which all the other mistakes are made.
Avoiding this will help you to overcome all the other common mistakes. Let me
that you and I have decided to become partners for the purpose of investing in
pre-construction real estate. We find a project that looks promising and visit
the developer's sales office on the first day of the public sale thinking, "We'll
get in early and make a killing!"
sort of deal do you think we will get when negotiating to buy one or two units?
ANSWER: We'll get the same "take it or leave it" offer everyone else
is getting. Now we may get a discount for buying on day one, but how will we know
we really did? More importantly, what protection will we get? What if the developer
takes two years to start construction? What if property values drop? What if he
goes bankrupt? These
are just a few of the dozens of situations that can leave us in serious trouble.
imagine walking into the same developer's office with an offer to buy 25 to 50
percent of the entire development? You are now representing more than 400 buyers
who are each ready to sign on the dotted line so long as the developer gives them
a bulletproof contract. What sort of terms do you think we will get now? That's
right! We'll get virtually all the terms we ask for...even from the most prominent
There are many types of pre-construction buying opportunities.
You can buy single family homes, town homes, condos, commercial properties, vacant
land, and more. But there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. For instance,
we only do pre-construction deals if the developer agrees to allow us to resell
our units long before the construction has been completed (usually they resell
them for us).
found that condo and town home projects offer us the safest and most profitable
opportunities...when done properly. But there can be many challenges with pre-construction
investing. As an individual buyer it may be the riskiest of all real estate transactions.
However, by negotiating deals as part of a group with other savvy investors, we
are all able to enjoy greater profits and overcome most of the risks.
the history of our group, not a single partner has ever
been brought to closing by a developer. No partner has ever
lost a nickel of their capital either. And yes...all our
deals start with NET annualized profits of 25 percent or
more...even if market values fall. We are not even a little
bit dependent on market appreciation. More on this later.
this. Pre-construction developers must pre-sell a large portion of the units in
each project (at least half) before the bank will ever give them a building loan.
By joining with other buyers to negotiate the purchase of a large block of units
(thus helping the developer to reach his pre-sale requirement), you will enjoy
much greater negotiating capacity when making deals with each developer.
have a private group of more than 400 partners (all of whom have purchased pre-construction
units using our group negotiating tactics). These are not just 400 names on a
list. Together, because of the buying power we share, we are able to profit more
than if we were to buy on our own...and with substantially less risk.
are just a few of the advantages of buying and selling pre-construction with our
group during the early phase of each development:
and due diligence completed by the group leadership
discounts from public prices
equity based on the terms of your purchase agreements
deposits (usually 10-20% of the purchase price)
of credit deposit optional in many cases...instead of
held in escrow and never touched by developer for any purpose (refundable if developer
or project fails)
mortgage payment or other carrying costs
traveling or searching for viable projects on your own
to invest in non-local markets (even internationally)
low probability of closing or taking possession after construction is completed
(it has never happened to date)
NOT dependent on market appreciation
starting annualized NET profits (even in flat or declining
markets...based solely on the terms of your purchase contracts)
freedom and control of all decisions regarding all units you purchase
to resell before closing (usually done for you by the developer on a first-in/first-out
appreciation potential in international projects
page contract addendum developed by our group's attorneys to protect you in every
deal (this document will supersede the developer's standard purchase contract)
reveals things you may not have believed to be possible. Whether you are new to
pre-construction real estate or a savvy veteran, this course will stretch your
imagination and transform your expectations. Our purpose is to teach you how to
get exceptional profits from pre-construction transactions...while protecting
yourself from dishonest developers and plummeting or flat real estate values.
at the end of this course you'll find a link to some BONUS
MATERIAL, a recently recorded video, that will tell
you about our buying club. The video explains precisely
how we negotiate our deals, how our group functions, our
partner requirements and insights regarding our current
and future projects. It will also explain how our latest
project will allow you to keep 100% of your invested
capital in an interest-bearing escrow account...and with
zero closing risk. There is nothing safer than this.
But be sure to read this report BEFORE proceeding to the
If you need clarification on any points, you are welcome
to call us at the number provided near the end. And yes...the
25+% annual starting net profit in flat or depreciating
markets is for real. We'll show you how to get the developer
to assure you of profitability...even if the markets weaken.
Here are the 12 Deadly Mistakes. Throughout the
course you will discover how, as a group of buyers, we are able to avoid them
all. In addition, over the coming weeks, we will be sending you 12 lessons to
elaborate on the mistakes listed below.
invest alone or negotiate the purchase of less than 20 percent of any development
accept a developer's standard contract without adding your own protective terms
invest when property values must increase for you to make a profit
give the developer access to your deposit or send money to anyone other than the
developer's escrow agent
making deposits in cash. Use a letter of credit whenever
invest without price protection
invest if the developer requires you to take possession before reselling
give developers open-ended timelines for starting and ending construction
sign a reservation agreement
pool your money with other buyers
invest without compensation if brought to closing
Never join an investment group that requires cash up front, compensation without
specific performance or requires you to sign a power of attorney.
with the overview...Let's begin.
In order to help you understand how to make significant profits and protect yourself
from depreciating real estate values and dishonest developers, it is important
that you first understand the challenges that developers face when attempting
to get their projects underway.
The Life of a Real Estate Developer
Imagine for a moment that you are a major condo developer (like that guy who keeps
firing people in NY City) and you have decided to build a new 1000 unit luxury
condo development. Before you can begin construction you will have a lot to do.
First, you will select and purchase a piece of land. Then, you will hire a team
of architects to draw up the plans for your building. Of course you must also
obtain permission from the city and county to erect your building...get permits,
have all this done, you will need some financing. But even "The Donald"
can't just walk into any bank and get a loan for a 1000 unit project. The bank
will require you to pre-sell at least half of the units in the building before
they will agree to finance your development.
So you hire a sales team
and announce to the world that you are building a wonderful new project. This
is the most critical time for you, because the longer it takes you to pre-sell
500 of the 1000 units, the more money you are spending. Until the bank comes through
with the loan, you are carrying all of the risk and costs yourself.
addition, the bank will require diversification. If you go to them with an agreement
that a handful of people will buy the first 500 units, they will probably send
you packing. The banks want you to prove there is substantial interest in your
project from a diverse group of buyers...not just a few individuals (no matter
how deep their pockets are).
is by far the most critical time for you as the developer. If you are unable to
secure the pre-sale of half the building, all of your plans will be for nothing.
For the developer, momentum is everything. Most developers (even the biggest ones)
are just one project away from disaster.
It will generally take you from
a few months to two years to pre-sell your first 50 percent of the building. So
for as many as two years (or more), your project is still only a vision in your
mind. Most developments that are never completed, fail because they can't get
the funding before they run out of capital for marketing.
If you are
fortunate enough to pre-sell the 500 units, you have a very good chance of getting
your building loan and successfully completing your project...so long as the market
holds up and your contractors meet their obligations.
Of course, because
developers are so motivated to get their building loans, they are generally willing
to offer substantial discounts to potential buyers during the pre-sale. Their
goal is to profit most from the sale of the remaining 50 percent of the building...after
the construction has begun. They're generally happy to break even or sustain a
small loss on the first 50 percent of the project.
Because the developers are willing to cut deals with the pre-sale buyers, there
is a lot of profit potential. However, there is also a great deal of risk.
For instance, the buyers will generally be required to put up a deposit of
20-30 percent of the purchase price when they select their units. In most cases,
the majority of this money (if not all of it) will be used by the developer during
the construction process. If the developer fails to complete the project for any
reason, most of the pre-construction buyer's deposit will be lost.
Developers Don't Like Selling to Flippers
In addition, the developer is more concerned with his interests than the interests
of the pre-sale buyers. Since pre-construction units have become so popular among
real estate entrepreneurs in recent years, developers have found themselves selling
more of the pre-sale units to flippers than to actual future occupants. In some
cases, as much as 80 percent of the pre-sale units have been purchased by people
who never intended to occupy them.
The result for the developers has
been competition against the owners of pre-sale units when it comes time to sell
the remaining 50 percent of the building. The second 50 percent of the building
is their bread and butter. Competing with the owners of other units can cause
long delays, slower appreciation and interfere with their ability to realize desired
Restrictions & Penalties
Because of this, developers are now imposing severe restrictions and penalties
on buyers of the pre-construction units who intend to flip the properties. Purchase
agreements now usually contain terms that penalize the buyers as much as 10 percent
of the resale price if they resell prior to closing.
developers are requiring buyers to close on their units and hold them for a specified
period of time before they may resell for a profit. Both of these restrictions
can significantly limit the pre-sale buyer's profits...not to mention the added
exposure to weakening market conditions.
While the real estate market
has been booming, many have been able to calculate these penalties into the formula
and still come out with a nice profit. However, should the market become flat
or depreciate, these same pre-sale buyers will be facing severe losses...not to
mention commissions to the real estate agents and a very difficult time reselling
In good times, the prices of pre-sale units can rise dramatically.
Unfortunately, developers have learned to use reservation agreements to protect
themselves should the market appreciate faster than expected. It is not uncommon
for developers to adjust the purchase prices up during the reservation period,
forcing early buyers to cough up more money and buy at a higher price than they
Sometimes the developer will simply cancel the deal
and return the reservation deposit...since he can sell the unit to someone else
Of course the pre-sale buyer has wasted a great deal of time
and had his money tied up...only to lose his unit and the potential profits.
About The Real Estate Market?
living in anywhere on the planet, you know the condition
of the economy. For real estate developers, it has been
devastating and thousands of them have gone bankrupt. Under
the best of circumstances and in strong economic times it
is difficult to know if you are really getting the deal
you are being offered by a developer. In a recession, it
is almost impossible.
How can a pre-sale buyer ever know for sure that they are
getting an honest price and a fair profit...assuming the
project even gets built? The traditional way of buying and
selling pre-construction condos or town homes seems more
like a crap shoot than a calculated business transaction...particularly
with the uncertainty of the real estate market right now.
The media hype about the housing market has had significant
impact on developers and buyers alike. It isn't just hype.
As buyers of pre-construction hear more and more about the
economy, they are becoming more cautious and conservative
when making decisions to participate. Think about it...do
you want to be the first buyer in a project when the stability
of the market is in question? Probably not.
if you are successful in negotiating favorable pricing and
the developer gives you permission to resell before closing,
should the real estate market continue to tumble, you will
still lose big time. In fact, as an individual buyer intending
to flip your unit, you MUST have appreciation in order to
avoid losses. For instance, if you have to pay a 6% real
estate commission to an agent who finds you a buyer, you
had better have sufficient appreciation in order to cover
Buyer concerns right now are causing developers major difficulty
as well. Remember, momentum is everything to the developer.
If he has to market all of his pre-construction units to
end users (because investors are running scared) it is a
whole new ball game. End users take forever to make buying
decisions. They want to think it over for a few months.
And who really wants to wait two years to move into their
For the savvy pre-construction buyer, the domestic real
estate investment really doesn't make sense right now. Banks
just aren't lending...no matter how many pre-sales the developer
has made. The answer is to look to other markets...markets
outside the U.S., but with terms that keep your money protected
safely in escrow here in the states. You never want to allow
your investment to leave the country.
We have a number of deals going in markets like the Dominican
Republic, Panama, Europe, etc., where our partners money
is held is escrow here...while they control the real estate
abroad. The video you'll watch later will explain exactly
how this works.
As I've said a number of times already, it is especially important to remember
that the pre-sale period is the most critical time to the developer. While some
buyers will try to create a win for themselves in spite of the developer's interests,
there is a way for everyone to come out on top...and for the pre-sale buyers to
win in a big way.
The basis of the solution is to help the developer
during the pre-sale phase. By helping the developer to acquire his construction
loan faster, you can benefit beyond your wildest dreams.
developer could spend as much as two years (or more) working to get his construction
loan. The faster he gets it, the sooner he will make his profit. In addition,
if it takes him too long to pre-sell the first 50 percent of the units, his project
will never get off the ground at all.
The remainder of this course is
about how you can help the developer to succeed in pre-selling the first half
of the building. In exchange for this help, you will receive special considerations.
When you assist the developer in this way, it is reasonable to expect to receive
all of the following in return (and much much more):
pre-construction condos and town homes at rock-bottom prices
the developer to accept small deposits that are a fraction of what other
buyers in the same project are making
using "no fee" letters of credit instead of cash (and get highly
the developer from using your deposit for construction
"before" the pre-sale announcement and get the best pricing
the developer to allow you to resell your unit before closing
the developer to resell your unit for you
yourself and even benefit from declining real estate
yourself from dishonest or questionable developers
money when you buy...by getting instant equity
entire deposit back (with interest) if the developer fails or takes too long
Best of All...
starting NET annualized profits of 25% or more
even if the market is flat or depreciating...based solely
on the terms of your purchase agreement
how can you, an individual buyer, help a major developer to pre-sell his project
in such a way that he will give you special terms? Good question. The answer is
you can't...at least not on your own.
The solution lies in your ability
to partner with others who are also looking for pre-construction opportunities.
Please understand this! While we are talking about a partnership with other pre-sale
buyers, we are not talking about pooling money or buying as a group. Remember,
the banks want to see diversification among pre-construction buyers. Each partner
will be buying their own condos in their own names. However, each partner will
benefit from the negotiating power of the group as a whole.
will usually occur before the developer even makes his pre-sale announcement.
Because of this, the pre-sale buyers will be assured that no one outside the group
has received (or will receive) such preferential terms.
As you recall,
the developer must show diversification of buyers when he goes to the bank for
his construction loan. As a group, once the deal has been made, the partners will
provide individual purchase contracts for the majority of the pre-sale units needed
so the developer can get the bank financing.
Let's say that you are part
of a group that buys 180 units of a 600 unit project before the pre-sale announcement.
The next day, the developer opens up for business and announces his offering.
An hour later he picks up the phone and places a call to the local media, telling
him that he has only been open for business an hour and has already sold 30 percent
of his new building.
That day, a story hits the papers announcing that this development
is the hottest property in town. What do you think happens
next? You guessed it. Everyone wants to buy a unit in this
project. This has been less true over the past year as the
economy has weakened.
The result of the media attention is that the developer
sells the remaining 20 percent of the pre-construction units
during the next few months or so...and gets his construction
loan right away.
He has saved 12-24 months waiting to break ground and
you are now his best friend.
Since the pre-sale period is so critical
to the developer, your ability to solve his problem gets you all the benefits
outlined above and much more. In addition, the deal can be structured in such
a way that the developer can share in future profits...if he resells your units
Now, the pre-sale buyers and the developer have aligned their
interests. The developer wins and the buyers win.
Since this model has
been in place, participating developers have been thrilled. Not only do they get
their projects underway quickly, they now have access to buyers for all of their
future projects. In addition, the structure of the deal often allows the developers
to increase their own net profits by as much as 10 percent while at the same time
saving them a small fortune in marketing costs.
The model described above has been used to buy more than a billion dollars worth
of condos over the past several years. Most of the deals have been inked with
the top developers in the country.
Our group of more than 400 partners (both individual and
institutional) is now negotiating internationally to position
itself for continued profitability as the real estate market
softens more here in the US. Partners love this program
as it provides them with greater protection of their capital
and the assurance of substantially higher profits than buying
on their own.
to the softening of the real estate market, we have experienced
a recent increase in international inventory. For the first
time, we have more projects than we have partners. As a
result, we are able to cherry pick the very best projects
and some developers are offering us terms that are even
better than those we have requested. As I mentioned at the
start of this course, the softening is working to our advantage.
Now you understand it is because developers now need us
more than ever.
Because of the increase in available projects, we recently
began a campaign to grow our partner base. There are many
projects under negotiation right now and we are calling
on our partners to sign purchase contracts regularly.
Partners can buy as individuals or entities. Until deposited
in escrow on any actual properties, all funds remain in
each partner's personal possession. At no time will any
funds be pooled or touched by any other partners in the
group. When units are purchased, small deposits are made
directly to the escrow agents selected by the developers...and
they never leave the country, of course.
should also mention that the group management handles all the due diligence, negotiations,
unit allocations, drafting of documents, resale and oversight of all units/projects.
We never do deals unless the developer agrees to all the terms outlined above...and
more. While management does most of the work, each partner has absolute control
over all decisions with regard to the units they have purchased. Our partners
meet monthly on our CEO conference call to get project and other updates and each
partner has a personal account representative to call anytime.
of our most recent projects have given our partners to invest
with zero closing risk. This an amazing feature to the program,
because it allows the partner to control the real estate,
keep their entire deposit in an interest-bearing escrow
account (currently paying 2.75 percent interest) and have
all the potential upside, without the risk of closing. It
essentially means you can leave your money in the bank
(keeping it safe) and having the opportunity for significant
profits at the same time. What could be better than that?
Information For Applicants & Developers
you've read this far, you clearly realize that it is silly to negotiate the purchase
of pre-construction as an individual buyer.
you're ready to learn more about how our buying club can
assist you in buying and selling pre-construction condos
and town homes, etc. with favorable terms and less risk,
we encourage you to watch the recorded video mentioned earlier.
The course you are reading now explains the basic concept,
but the video will tell you exactly how our deals are structured.
We will explain how you can enjoy terms that others never
even dream about...including how to get immediate equity,
buy using letters of credit and make a large portion of
your profits when you buy.
we now have more than 300 partners in our buying community...including a growing
number of institutional investors, we are adding new partners every week. However,
we are very careful about who we select and each new applicant must be approved
by our board of directors. If you have questions or are interested in applying
for membership, please call us at the number below.
hear the bonus video with further details about our buying
club, partner requirements, application process and current
deals, please click the link below: